Across Cultures and Time

November 10, 2021 (Wednesday) / 5:00 pm6:30 pm

Class of 1978 Orrery Pavilion, 6th floor
Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts
Van Pelt Library, 3420 Walnut Street

Across Cultures and Time

Music by Ania Vu

Ania Vu

Composer and pianist
Doctoral Candidate, Department of Music, University of Pennsylvania

Composer and pianist Ania Vu performs a recital of her own music, some of which is influenced by her multicultural upbringing. Born and raised in Poland, and of Vietnamese descent, Vu has a passion for music, text, and languages. Join us for an intimate program featuring a song cycle set to French poetry by Verlaine and Prévert, songs set to Vu’s own words in Polish, solo piano music, and a duo for percussion and piano. Vu will be accompanied by soprano Paulina Swierczek and percussionist Alyssa Resh. 

Cosponsored by the Department of Music and the Kislak Center for Special Collections, Rare Books and Manuscripts. 


Ania Vu (née Vũ Đặng Minh Anh) writes music that explores the interplay between the sound properties and meanings of the words, musical energy related to form, and varied notions of time. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Pennsylvania and a Composer Fellow at the American Opera Project's two-year program Composers & The Voice. In 2017, she received her B.M. in composition and theory from the Eastman School of Music.